Tahrir at-Tawusi – corrupted and changed version


Bismillah.

There is a famous shia narrator Hisham ibn al-Hakam, and he was known mujasima (anthropomorphist). This fact well accepted by Islamic scholars, and at the same time it was several times testified by shias themselves. 

Just one example from book of Hasan b. al-Shaheed al-Thani,  “Tahrir at-Tawusi” (p 594 from yasoob.com):

Arabic text:

حكى السيد رحمه الله من كتاب أحمد بن محمد بن خالد البرقي في حال هشام انه قال: هشام بن الحكم، مولى بني شيبان كوفي، تحول من الكوفة إلى بغداد، وكنيته أبو محمد، وفي كتاب سعد: له كتاب، وكان من غلمان أبي شاكر الزنديق، جسمي رؤيي (2). قلت: ذكر المرتضى رضي الله عنه في كتاب الشافي جوابا لرمي هشام بالتجسيم ما هذا لفظه: فأما ما رمي به هشام بن الحكم رحمه الله من القول (3) بالتجسيم فالظاهر من الحكاية عنه القول بجسم لا كالاجسام، ولا خلاف في أن

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Screen shot:

Tahrir Tawusi

Translation:

and it was narrated by Sayeed (may Allah forgive him) from the book of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid al-Barqi about Hisham: Hisham ibn Hakam, Mawla of Banu Shayban Kufi, moved from al-Kufa to Baghdad, and his kunya was Abu Muhammad, and in the book of Sad: He (Hisham) has a books, and was from servants of Abu Shakeer HERETIC, (HISHAM) HOLD ANTHROPOMORPHIC VIEWS. I say: Al-Murtada (may Allah be pleased with him) mentioned in his book ash-Shafe answer to the accusation of Hisham in anthropomorphism, with this words: As for accusation of Hisham ibn Hakam (may Allah forgive him) in anthropomorphism then what is apparent from what was narrated from him, he use to say (that Allah has) body not like (all) bodies, AND THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE VIEWS THAT THIS SAYING IS NOT LIKENING (ALLAH TO THE CREATION).

I was very surprised when I have opened the printed version of this book.

Scan of Tahrir at-Tawusi from Muasasat al-Alami – Beirut:

Tahrir tahrif

Translation:

and it was narrated by Sayeed (may Allah forgive him) from the book of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid al-Barqi about Hisham: Hisham ibn Hakam, Mawla of Banu Shayban Kufi, moved from al-Kufa to Baghdad, and his kunya was Abu Muhammad, and in the book of Sad: He (Hisham) has a books, and was from servants of Abu Shakeer HERETIC, (HISHAM) HOLD ANTHROPOMORPHIC VIEWS. I say: Al-Murtada (may Allah be pleased with him) mentioned in his book ash-Shafe answer to the accusation of Hisham in anthropomorphism, with this words: As for accusation of Hisham ibn Hakam (may Allah forgive him) in anthropomorphism then what is apparent from what was narrated from him, he use to say (that Allah has) body not like (all) bodies, AND THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE VIEWS THAT THIS SAYING IS NOT LIKENING (ALLAH TO THE CREATION).

We can clearly see how shias just omitted part where shia scholar al-Barqi said that Hisham hold anthropomorphic views!

Another question, or better to say side note. Pay attention to the words of al-Murtada, this known shia scholar clearly said: if someone would say that Allah has a body (jism) not like other bodies – this is not a likening Allah to creation!

One thought on “Tahrir at-Tawusi – corrupted and changed version

  1. al-Tahreer al-Tawusi is not al-Shaheed al-Thani’s book, it is his son’s book, Hasan b. Shaheed al-Thani (d. 1011 AH).

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